Located in a Nature Conservancy, this charming 12 sleeper beach house is the ideal place for small gatherings of family and friends. It’s the perfect spot for a quiet, relaxed break, away from the hustle and bustle of the city… yet a mere 40 minute drive from Durban. There is a great outdoor entertaining area with amazing sea views - an ideal setting for an intimate wedding or special occasion. The house is situated in a large and secure subtropical garden, which is home to amazing bird life. You are in easy walking distance to the beach.
SAFETY AND SANITATION
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This lovely 5 bedroom, 3-bathroom house has 4 queen beds, 1 single bed and 3 bunk beds. Four of the five bedrooms have sea views as does the lounge and TV room. There is a great outdoor entertaining area also with amazing sea views as well as a pool (netted) and deck. The large outdoor dining table easily seats 12 and there is a separate outdoor lounging area too. We are pet friendly. The house is situated in a large, rambling subtropical garden which is home to over 50 species of birds and is ideal for both children and dogs to play in.
The house comes with linen, bath towels and a full set of cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. There are two fridges, a stove, microwave, kettle and toaster. It is set up, cleaned and prepared by our housekeeper prior to your arrival, this is included in the quoted rate. The housekeeper is available daily upon request at an additional R250pd.
At certain times of year you can watch whales and dolphins in the bay from the deck. It is situated 40 minutes drive south of Durban in between the coastal towns of Umkomaas and Scottburgh in a small slice of heaven known as Clansthal. The Clansthal Conservancy is part of the Aliwal Marine Protected Area. Clansthal has a semi-private beach and is home to the world-class surf spot of Greenpoint and the highly popular Aliwal Reef dive site, which is located 5 kms directly offshore. The Clansthal Beach House boasts incredible views over Greenpoint and the Shoal.
The house is walking distance to the beach (350m). The sea temperature is warm year round and ideal for bathing, diving, surfing and snorkeling (20-25 degrees Celsius). There is an upmarket lodge/restaurant called The Lazy Moose just down the road. The house is located approximately 1.5kms from The Greenpoint Lighthouse. You are a 5km drive from Scottburgh and Umkomaas both of which boast golf courses and have all the modern shops (Woolies, P'nP, Spar), fast internet etc. The Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve is a 15-minute drive away and you are conveniently located between the launch sites of Umkomaas, Scottburgh and Park Rynie.
The house is situated in a quiet neighbourhood. Some of the neighbouring houses are Holiday homes however there is a tight community of local residents who take great pride in maintaining the verges and keeping the neighbourhood free of crime. Clansthal is part of a Nature conservancy and is home to many birds species. 5kms directly out to sea lies Aliwal Shoal and is zoned a marine protected area. The beach is a mere 350m walk away and is always quiet as it's not a commercialised beach (no public toilets/showers or life guards ).